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Month Archives: March 2012

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Unboxing the Zoom H1 Portable Digital Recorder

When you start getting into recording videos after time you will realize that most microphones on your digital camera or camcorder are not that great, especially if you want high quality audio. There are quite a few external microphone and digital recorders out there, but one of the most popular ones is the Zoom H1. The H1's onboard microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern for stunning stereo imaging. Because both mics are arranged on the same axis, they are equidistant from the sound source for perfect localization and no phase shifting. The result is great stereo recordings with natural depth and accurate imaging. Read on the check out our unboxing and overview video.

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Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W Power Supply Review

It seems lately many companies have been coming out with power supplies that are very efficient and are made to be installed and just forgot about.  Well Antec has had a line of power supplies like this for a long time, the EarthWatts series.  Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the newest power supplies in the EarthWatts line the Platinum 650W.  This 650W power supply has an 80PLUS Platinum certification, the highest efficiency mark for power supplies.  With this power supply you will ge 92% efficiency at 50% load and 89% efficiency at 100% load.  Read on as we take it through the paces.

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Unboxing the Razer Chimaera Gaming Headset

Razer is one of the top brands that gamers go to for their gaming gear. Razer has a full line of gaming headsets for not only PC gamers, but console gamers as well. Today we are checking out the Chimaera gaming headset that is geared for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 users. This rechargeable headset gives you 12 hours of gaming time, is wireless, and features extra large 50mm neodymium drivers. Want to see what this headset is all about? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!

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Gaming Friday: Getting to Level 20 in Realm of the Mad God

Just <a href="http://thinkcomputers.wpengine.com/realm-of-the-mad-god/">a few weeks ago</a> we talked about Realm of the Mad God, the “co-op fantasy mmo shooter” from Wild Shadow Studios.  Even since then a lot of us here at ThinkComputers have been playing the game.  I myself have unlocked all of the character classes, had many level 20 characters, explored many of the dungeons and even defeated Oryx a few times.  Even though I’ve had some awesome characters with great gear I ended up dying and when you die in the game you are permanently dead.  This is a real bummer, but it does keep the game interested.  When you start a new character the first thing you want to do is get back up to level 20 so in this Gaming Friday I will be going over some of the easiest way to reach level 20.

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Unboxing the In Win BUC 101 Case

It has been quite a while since we have taken a look at a case from In Win. Actually the last In Win case we reviewed was the original <a href="http://thinkcomputers.wpengine.com/in-win-buc-mid-tower-case-review/">In Win BUC</a>. Today we are unboxing the new upgraded version of the case, the BUC 101. The BUC 101 has many new features that were not on the original BUC. Some of the features of the BUC 101 are USB 3.0 connectivity, three 120mm cooling fans and a top mounted hard drive dock. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video.

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CyberpowerPC Debuts PC Gaming Series Based on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680

BALDWIN PARK, CA (March 22, 2012) – CyberpowerPC Inc. <a href="http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/" target="_blank">www.CyberpowerPC.com</a> , a global manufacturer of custom gaming machines and Intel’s 2011 Performance Client Innovation award winner, today announced it will feature the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, the fastest single GPU video card, across its entire desktop gaming PC line. The GeForce GTX 680 offers the fastest, smoothest and richest graphics experience of any single GPU on the market with its eye-popping visual technologies, blazing performance and superior power efficiency as well as support for multiple displays including NVIDIA’s stereoscopic 3D Vision technology. The new GeForce GTX 680 GPU will be offered in all CyberpowerPC desktop gaming PCs including the Gamer Infinity, Gamer Ultra, Gamer Xtreme, Zeus, and the top of the line, Fang III series. Customers can configure their CyberpowerPC gaming rig with a single GPU, dual or triple GTX 680 for 3-way SLI. Base price of a CyberpowerPC gaming system based on the GeForce GTX 680 starts at $1,199.

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Techbargains Deals for 3-22-12

<strong>Computers & Peripherals:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291515"> Belkin BE108200-06 6ft 8-Outlets 3390-Joules Surge Protector w/ Phone/Fax Protection $14.99</a> (normally $19) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291506">Samsung M3 Station 2TB External Hard Drive $99.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $129 – use coupon code: <b>EMCNGHH57</b>) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291480">Samsung NP-QX411-W02UB 14" Intel Core i5 Laptop $549.99 w/ Free Shipping</a> (normally $799) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291476">ZyXEL PLA4205KIT Powerline Kit Gigabit Ethernet Adapter $79.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $129 – use coupon code: <b>EMCNGHH52) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291468">Kaspersky Lab Anti-Virus 2012 Software (1-User) Free plus free Shipping</a> (normally $39 – use <a href=" http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/KasperskyLab32-355-039Mar19Mar2812ll97.pdf">this form</a> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291460">Apple iPad 2 32GB WiFi Tablet $449.99 plus free Shipping</a> (normally $499) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291435">Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra Portable 1.5TB External Hard Drive $139.99 plus free Shipping</a> (normally $159) <strong>Home Entertainment:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291403”>Refurbished Epson V11H285620-N 720P 3LCD Home Cinema 700 Projector $331.74 plus free shipping</a> (normally $899 – use coupon code: <b>Refurb15</b>). <strong>Personal Electronics:</strong> • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291500">Apple iPad 2/3 Luxury Convertible Carbon Flip Case, with $2 Future Credit $13.99</a> (normally $61 – use coupon code: <b>convertibleipad2</b>) • <a href="http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/291498"> Resident Evil 5: Gold Game for PS3 $16.99 plus free shipping</a> (normally $39)

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NVIDIA GTX 680 2GB Reviews @ Hardware Canucks

<em>NVIDIA's Kepler is finally here and after months of waiting, we finally get to see the first card with this new architecture: the GTX 680. The GTX 680 is based around a GK104 core and 2GB of GDDR5 memory but what really makes it stand out from the competition is NVIDIA new focus upon power efficiency coupled with class leading performance. Bucking their past trends, NVIDIA expects this card to beat the HD 7970 in benchmarks while consuming significantly less power and costing less than its AMD competitor. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?</em> <center><img src="http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/GTX-680/GTX-680-1.jpg"></center><br> Via <a href="http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/52616-nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-2gb-review.html" target="_blank">Hardware Canucks</a>

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (Kepler) Graphics Card Launch Review @ HardwareHeaven.com

<em>"Today we take a detailed look at gaming performance of the GTX 680 in titles such as Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3 with single screen and surround gaming as well as Stereoscopic 3D testing. Added to that is GPU computing and media playback performance along with thermal, power, noise and overclocking results. Want to see how the GTX 680 does against the 7970 at its maximum overclock, or the GTX 580 OC 3GB we have that sorted too..."</em> Via <a href="http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1452/pg1/nvidia-geforce-gtx-680-kepler-graphics-card-review-introduction.html" target="_blank">HardwareHeaven</a>

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Nvidia GTX 680 – Kepler @ LanOC Reviews

<em>"You have all seen and heard the rumors for months now about Nvidia’s upcoming GPU code named Kepler. When we got the call that Nvidia was inviting editors out to San Francisco to show us what they have been working on we jumped at the chance to finally put the rumors to rest and see what they really had up their sleeve. Today we can finally tell you all the gory details and dig into the performance of Nvidia’s latest flagship video card. Will it be the fastest single GPU card in the world? We finally find out!"</em> <center><img src="http://lanoc.org/images/reviews/nvidia_gtx680/title.jpg"></center><br> Via <a href="http://lanoc.org/images/reviews/nvidia_gtx680/title.jpg" target="_blank">LanOC Reviews</a>

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